Q: Near the Earth the flux of the EM energy from the sun is ~ 1.4 kW/m2. If an interplanetary sailplane has a sail of mass 1g/m2 and negligible other weight, what would be its acceleration due to solar radiation pressure?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Help! I am a stuck on this. However, I have a few thoughts:

We know that F = ma, since we know the mass and can solve for the Force we can find the acceleration. But, finding the Force is a little tricky. Could we just (maybe) intergrate the stress tensor?? If so, I am a little unsure as to how I would go about doing this

Thanks,

GM

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# Homework Help: Acceleration due to solar radiation pressure

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